Is our media really unbiased?

Are the news reporters and journalists who we look towards to find out what is happening in our beloved homeland really presenting a factual and objective picture?  Or are there hidden puppet masters in the background with their own personal agendas who control what we watch in order to manipulate our emotions in order to reach their own secret goals?

Knowing who owns the media outlets can help us form an opinion.  Here we present a list of Pakistani Television channels along with their owners…

S. No.Channel Name Genre Language Owned By
18XMMusicUrduAPNA TV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd
2A TVEntertainmentUrduSports Star International (Pvt.) Ltd
3A PlusEntertainmentUrduSports Star International (Pvt.) Ltd
4Aag TVYouthUrduIndependent Media Corporation (Jang Group)
5Aaj NewsNewsUrduBusiness Recorder Media Group
6AbbTakEntertainmentUrduAPNA TV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd
7AJK TVEntertainmentKashmiri/PothohariPakistan Television Corporation
8AKS TVEntertainmentUrdu
9ALiteMiscellaneousUrduFun Infotainment Network (Pvt.) Ltd
10Aman TVMiscellaneousUrduSunBiz (Pvt.) Ltd
11APNA NewsNewsUrduApna Network
12ARY DigitalEntertainmentUrduARY Communications
13ARY MusikMusicUrduARY Communications
14ARY NewsNewsUrduARY Communications
15ARY QtvReligiousUrduARY Communications
16ARY ZauqFoodUrduARY Communications
17ATVEntertainmentUrduShalimar Recording and Broadcasting Co. and SSI Communications
18AVT KhyberEntertainmentPashtoKamran Raja
19Awaz TVEntertainmentSindhiSikandar Jatoi
20AXN PakistanEntertainmentEnglishSony Pictures Entertainment
21Azan TVReligiousUrdu
22BBC World News South AsiaNewsEnglishBBC Worldwide
23Business PlusBusinessUrduTimes Media Group
24Capital TVMiscellaneousUrduHB Media (Pvt.) Ltd
25Cartoon Network PakistanChildrenEnglishTurner International Pakistan
26Channel 5NewsUrduInteract (Pvt.) Ltd
27City 42MetropolitanUrduCity News Network (Pvt.) Ltd
28CNBC NewsNewsUrduVision Networks TV Limited
29CNBC PakistanNewsEnglishVision Networks TV Limited
30CNN International South AsiaNewsEnglishTurner International Pakistan and Turner International India
31Dawn NewsNewsUrduAurora Broadcasting Services
32Dharti TVEntertainmentSindhiMehran TV (Pvt.) Ltd
33Dhoom TVEntertainmentUrduDhoom Television Network (Pvt.) Ltd.
34Din NewsNewsUrduFortune Marketing (Pvt.) Ltd
35Dunya TV NewsNewsUrduNational Communications Services (SMC-Pvt)
36Dunya TV EntertainmentEntertainmentUrduNational Communications Services (SMC-Pvt)
37ESPN PakistanSportsEnglishStar TV & FOX
38Express 24/7NewsEnglishLakson Group
39Express NewsNewsUrduLakson Group
40Express EntertainmentEntertainmentUrduLakson Group
41Film WorldMoviesUrduLeo Communications
42FilmaxMoviesEnglishLeo Communications
43FilmaziaMoviesUrduLeo Communications
44Geo NewsNewsUrduIndependent Media Corporation (Jang Group)
45Geo SuperSportsUrduIndependent Media Corporation (Jang Group)
46Geo TVEntertainmentUrduIndependent Media Corporation (Jang Group)
47HBO PakistanEntertainmentEnglishARY Digital Network and Turner International Pakistan
48Health TVMiscellaneousUrduZiauddin Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd.
49Hum TVEntertainmentUrduEye TV Limited
50Indus MusicMusicUrduIndus TV Network
51Indus NewsNewsUrduIndus TV Network
52Indus VisionEntertainmentUrduIndus TV Network
53JalwaMiscellaneousUrduAPNA TV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd
54Kashish TVEntertainmentSindhiKawish TV Network
55Kashish TVMusicUrduKawish TV Network
56Kay2 TVYouthUrdu
57Khyber NewsNewsPashtoKamran Raja
58Kohenoor TVMiscellaneousUrduAriel Broadcasting Services (Pvt.) Ltd.
59Kook TVMiscellaneousSaraiki
60KTNEntertainmentSindhiKawish TV Network
61KTN NewsNewsSindhiKawish TV Network
62Labbaik TVReligiousUrduAKS Communication Private Limited
63Madani ChannelReligiousUrduDawat-e-Islami
64Masala TVFoodUrduEye TV Limited
65Mashriq TVEntertainmentUrduDivine Intervention (Pvt.) Ldt
66Mehran TVEntertainmentSindhiIndus Link Media Communications (Pvt) Ltd
67Metro OneMetropolitanUrduMulti Plus Corporation (Pvt) Ltd
68MusikMusicUrduARY Communications
69News OneNewsUrduAir Waves Media (Pvt.) Ltd
70Nickelodeon PakistanChildrenEnglishARY Digital Network and Viacom
71OxygeneMusicUrduClassic Entertainment (Pvt.) Ltd
72Oye TVMusicUrduEye TV Limited
73Oye TVYouthUrduEye TV Limited
74Peace TVReligiousUrduIslamic Research Foundation
75Play TVMusicUrduSeven Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd.
76PTV BolanEntertainmentBalochiPakistan Television Corporation
77PTV GlobalEntertainmentUrduPakistan Television Corporation
78PTV HomeEntertainmentUrduPakistan Television Corporation
79PTV NationalEntertainmentUrduPakistan Television Corporation
80PTV NewsNewsUrduPakistan Television Corporation
81Punjab TVEntertainmentPunjabiIRIS Communications (Pvt.) Ltd
82Q TVReligiousUrduARY Communications
83Ravi TVMiscellaneousSeraikiTop End Network
84Rohi TVMiscellaneousSaraikiJahangir Khan Tareen
85Royal NewsNewsUrduRoyal Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd
86Rung TVMiscellaneousUrdu
87SabzBaat TVEntertainmentBalochiEast Films (Pvt.) Ltd
88SAMAA TVNewsUrduJaag Broadcasting Systems Pvt. Ltd
89Shamal TVEntertainmentHindko
90Silver ScreenMoviesUrdu
91Sindh TVEntertainmentSindhiDolphin Media (Pvt.) Ltd
92Sindh TV NewsNewsSindhiDolphin Media (Pvt.) Ltd
93Sohni DhartiAgricultureUrduTilton (Pvt.) Ltd
94StarliteMoviesUrdu
95Sun BizMiscellaneousUrdu
96Ten SportsSportsEnglishTaj TV
97TV OneEntertainmentUrduAir Waves Media (Pvt.) Ltd
98TVOne GlobalEntertainmentUrduInterflow
99Urdu 1EntertainmentUrduHorizon Media
100Value TVMiscellaneousUrduCentral Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd
101Vibe TVLifestyle and FashionUrdu
102VTV-1EducationUrduVirtual University
103VTV-2EducationVirtual University
104VTV-3EducationVirtual University
105VTV-4EducationVirtual University
106VSH NewsNewsBalochiVisionary Group
107Waqt TVEntertainmentUrduNidai Millat (Pvt.) Ltd
108Waqt NewsNewsUrduNawa-e-Waqt Group
109Waseeb TVEntertainmentSaraikiAirwaves Media Group
110WB Channel PakistanEntertainmentEnglishTurner International Pakistan
111ZAM Television NetworkEntertainmentUrduZam Television Network (Pvt.) Ltd
112ZaiqaFoodUrduTotal Media Limited

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